Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sports Faith International Honors Athletes; Encourages Others by Example





Sports Faith International is a Chicago-area initiative that seeks to honor exceptional athletes who live exemplary lives. By so honoring young athletes who are actively involved in their faith, the program helps establish a strong sports and faith connection with young people. The program affirms that athletes and other kids can also become contributing members of their church--it's cool.

This years honorees included Holy Spirit Preparatory School senior Mike Agrippina as its 2011 Male Athlete of the Year. Mike maintains a 4.53 GPA, was his basketball team’s captain and chaplain at the Atlanta school. He led his team in points and rebounds for three straight years. The young scholar-athlete also served as president of the school’s National Honor Society and Battalion Commander of the Joint Forces Corps of Cadets.

Agrippina's BB highlights.

Mike Agrippina is pictured above with Chairman of Sports Faith International, Patrick McCaskey who is the author of Sports and Faith: Stories of the Devoted and the Devout published by Sporting Chance Press.

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